Plumbers shine the spotlight on dripping taps during Water Saving Week

publication date: Apr 29, 2019
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author/source: Guest article from WaterSafe

 

Plumbers shine the spotlight on dripping taps during Water Saving Week 

 

WaterSafe is helping to pull the plug on water wastage by encouraging homeowners to potentially save thousands of litres of water a year by fixing leaky taps.

 

Ignoring the drip, drip, drip of a leaky tap could be wasting up to a 5,500 litres of water a year – and adding to water bills – warns the UK body for approved plumbers.

 

WaterSafe is partnering with Waterwise, the UK leading authority on water efficiency, for the fifth Water Saving Week, (29 April – 3 May).

 

With much of the UK facing significant water shortages by 2050, the national campaign highlights simple changes everyone can make to save water.

 

WaterSafe is supporting ‘Tap Thursday’ to highlight how everyone can make simple adjustments at home to not only save water, but money and energy too if households are on a water meter.

 

WaterSafe’s top five ‘tap tips’ are:

  1. Fix dripping taps, which can waste up to 5,500 litres a year – that’s enough to fill a paddling pool every week for the whole summer.
  2. Don't leave taps running when you’re brushing your teeth to save 24 litres of water per person per day – around 8,760 litres a year.
  3. Fit water-efficient taps and check they're approved by WRAS (or an equivalent scheme) to keep your drinking water healthy.
  4. Know where your stop tap is to turn your water off in an emergency.
  5. Use a bowl or plug to use less tap water when washing up or preparing food.


For more tips on keeping your water safe, read the WaterSafe checklist below. 

 

Plumbing checks to make on your home -
WaterSafe

How to check your home electrics are safe -
NAPIT
Identifying and solving condensation, damp and mould -
Envirovent
 Plumbing checks to make on your property How to check your home electrics are safe Identifying and solving condensation, damp and mould

 


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